Seven-Year-Old Tennessee Boy Saves Younger Sister from Burning Home After Mother Says God Woke Her Up

7-year-old Eli Davidson and 22-month-old Erin Davidson

A 7-year-old boy named Eli saved his baby sister’s life when he jumped into her room through a window to rescue her from a fire that destroyed his family’s home.

It was a typical night at the Davidson household in New Tazewell, Tennessee, on December 8. Chris and Nicole Davidson fed their three children dinner, tucked them into bed and were asleep by 8:30 p.m.

Hours later, Nicole Davidson woke up to the smell of smoke. Within minutes, the family’s home was up in flames — and 22-month-old Erin Davidson was trapped in her room.

While the couple was able to grab their 2-year-old son Elijah and Eli, who has been fostered by the family for nearly a year, Erin’s bedroom was surrounded by fire.

“The smoke and fire was so thick there was no way I could get to her,” Chris Davidson told CNN. “We went outside to get to her from the window, but there was nothing for me to stand on to reach up there. So I picked up Eli, who went through the window and was able to grab her from her crib.”

“We couldn’t be more proud of Eli,” Davidson said. “He did something a grown man wouldn’t do.”

And he did it just in time.

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SOURCE: CNN, Alaa Elassar